La Alondra

2 de abril 827, Corrientes, C3400AS, Argentina
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Bridge between Corrientes and Resistencia citiesBridge between Corrientes and Resistencia cities

Main square with the fabulous horseman San MartinMain square with the fabulous horseman San Martin

Parana river pregnant with the waters of ParaguayParana river pregnant with the waters of Paraguay

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travel to Corrientes

by hagergcell

Can anyone list the options, approx. times, and approx costs for traveling from Buenos Aires to Corrientes?

Thank you, jerry

RE: travel to Corrientes

by GuilleBaires

The express service BA->Corrientes (city) costs 100 pesos and takes 11hs... there are other cheaper options but they are slower (14hs)...

RE: RE: travel to Corrientes

by GuilleBaires

oops, i forgot to say that that express bus is a "Cama VIP" service..., departing from retiro station @8pm and arriving to Corrientes @ 7AM...
oh, yeah, and that service is provided by ERSA!

RE: RE: travel to Corrientes

by hagergcell

Thank you, Guillermo.

My family and I plan on traveling to Buenos Aires and COrrientes this June (2006). We are visiting the family of a former exchange student that lived with us in the United States about ten years ago. We will arrive in Buenos Aires and travel up to Corrientes. There our five of us total. We feel that renting a car may be best. If you have a little more time to answer a couple of questions, I would greatly appreciate it. Is a rental car a good idea. Will we need to have drivers licenses? Would it be faster than 11 hours? More expensive? Do you know the conversion from pesos to dollars?

Once again thank you, and I look forward to visiting your country and city.

Jerry

RE: RE: travel to Corrientes

by GuilleBaires

Believe me... you don't want to drive on the Argentine routes...
The USD/Peso rate is 3.05 pesos per dollar.

Travel Tips for Corrientes

one of the olders city in argentina

by venteeocho

CORRIENTES. Capital of the province located on the banks of the Paraná, one of the fastest flowing rivers in Argentina, crossed by the General Manuel Belgrano Bridge leading to Resistencia, capital of the province of Chaco. Among the city’s ancient monuments are the church of the Santísima Cruz de los Milagros and the convents of San Francisco and La Merced. Interesting museums: Colonial History, Bellas Artes (Fine Arts), Franciscan, Crafts, and Natural Sciences.

The Gauchito Gil Legend

by venteeocho

In 1874, a police line catch and killed Antonio Gil in an ambush near Mercedes. The legend tells that before dying, he said to the policeman that shot him: ?you have an ill son, when you return to your house he is going to be healthy, although you killed me". When the police returned to his home, his son was cured; and that was the begining of an interminable sequence of miracles which are attributed to the Gauchito Gil. In his grave, (national route 123) there?s a cross with a red rag, which is one of the gaucho?s characteristics, which became his standard.

SURUBÍ (Pseudoplatystona)

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SURUBÍ (Pseudoplatystona)

This specimen is one of greatest that can be found in the argentinian rivers. Arrives to weigh 50kgs and to measure more of a meter. Their more important physical characteristics are the semibony head, a mouth that does not have teeth and skin instead of scales. Their particular pigmentation confuses it with the bottom of the river, and this one is a resource that uses to hunt.

Modalities of fishing

This fish prefers tempered waters. We found it often in the rivers confluence. By the characteristics of its mouth, it usually sucks the bait smoothly so you must be very patient. When it takes the bait, it usually offers very exciting fights.



PACÚ (Colossoma Mitrel)

With oval form, fitted contexture and small tail, its particularity is the small dimensions of its head, eyes and mouth. It is gray with pink tones that become dark when it swims in clear waters. It is seasoned and has a voracious appetite, it accepts almost everything what it is offered to it.

Modalities of fishing

The more practiced variant is the one of delay with anchored boat near an area with good vegetation and fruits. Another modality of fishing it, is to drift and making small throws.

LITTORAL FLAVORS AND MELODIES

by venteeocho

Mate
This infusion made with YERBA MATE, was used originally by the guaran?es Indians. The Jesuits who has settled down in the zone improved its cultivation and with time this drink became popular in all Argentina and good part of the neighbor countries.

The recipient in which the "mate" is served, can be the traditional one, made of pumpkin, or of wood.

The mate is can be sweet or bitter and you drink it with a bombilla (sorbet), there are many kinds an types of bombillas. The water is directly from the pot served or through a thermus and it must be a few degrees under the boiling point. If it boils, if the water boils it can not be served.

In Corrientes there are remarkable craftsmen who make quality mates and excellent sorbets, that can be used to enjoy mate with friends or just like decoration objects.



Chipa
Who visits Corrientes, hardly wont taste chip?, typical product of guaran? origin, ideal for accompanying mate.

Ingredients (24 units): ? kilo of fresh cheese, 750 gr. mandioca flour, one picks of salt, 4 eggs, 250gr. of fat and ? milk cup.

Preparation : smash the cheese and mix it with flour and salt. Put the mixture in a crown form, leaving the center free to put the eggs and the fat. Combine all that adding milk until you obtain a soft and smooth dough. Make little breads, cutting the superior part. Take an oven grill, put some butter and take it to the oven.

Chamame
Chamame is the music that it identifies the correntinian people and the littoral. Kilometro 11, from Transito Cocomarola and Constante Aguer, is a true hymn of Corrientes. The Chamame Museum is in Mburucuya.

Corrientes Pora, My hometown ...

by venteeocho

"Capital of the Argentinian Carnival !"

Corrientes offers an ample variety of attractions, all the year round, that makes it a naturally amused province. Fishing, beaches, adventure, ranches, history, religion, mate, chamam? and carnival, everything with the affection and cordiality that only the correntinian people can offer.
Accede to the province by: National routes 12 and 14, as much from the north as from the south of the mesopotamic region. Through the interprovincial bridge "General Manuel Belgrano" from the Chaco. And through the International bridges: "Paso de los Libres -Uruguayana" (President A. P. Justo International bridge). And "Santo Tome - Sao Borjas? from Brasil. Also two daily regular flights to the airports of Corrientes and Resistencia (Chaco 25 km far away), connects the province with the rest of the country. The federal capital is 900km away, the waterfalls of Iguazu are 650km away, and the borders with Brazil and Uruguay 450km away.

Corrientes offer many and varied attractives to the tourists who visit the region all year. Has more of 750km of coasts on rivers and tame lagoons, a true paradise for the fishermen, white sand beaches extend to enjoy the quality of the sun. Crossing the small towns where the jesu?tics missions were based, we can meet again with our history, surrounded in a dawn of spiritual and faith that only Corrientes can offer. Their magnificent carnivals full of music and color last all the summer, and contrast with the calm of the Esteros of Iber? where a rich variety of animals and plants can be appreciated.

All the tradition is reflected on its ranches, that offer regional cavalcades and special dishes to its guests, adorned with rounds of mate (infusion), chipa (cheese cake) and chamam? music, a reflection of the joy and cordiality of correntinian people

For that reason, Corrientes is naturally amused and allows to enjoy unforgettable vacations
Fishermen Paradise
Corrientes is surrounded by the Paran? and Uruguay rivers, it is a true paradise for fishermen. On its waters we can enjoy the bites of fighters fishes, of great bearing, like Dorado, Surubies, Pacues and Bogas

Corrientes is one of the best destinies of argentinean fishing, chosen by fishermen around the world who travel to this land to live the Tiger of the rivers fishing experience.

Ranches with Tradition

The ranches of Corrientes opened their doors to share the daily life, jobs and works of the countryside, offering the traditional warm correntinian hospitality, comfortable lodgings, delicious traditional meals and all kind of activities. The cavalcades stand out, strolls in sulky and the sight of numerous birds species. Many of the correntinian ranches are located on the margins of the rivers that enrich their landscapes, offering incomparable surroundings for fishing.

Fresh water and white sand beaches

Corrientes, with more than 750 km of coast, offers an ample variety of beaches of white sands and clear waters, where the young people and families enjoy the summer.

The rivers and lagoons, allow to get away from the noise of cities and having friends chats and sports practice. An ample variety of gastronomy services, with parking, grills, baths, security and lighting system are prepared to receive the tourists. Many beaches also have facilities for camping, boats ramp, soccer and beach volley fields. One of the most important beaches of the Paran? river is Paso de la Patria, one of the best destinies for fishermen, and on Uruguay river, Monte Caseros because of its white sand beaches. Another one of the most visited destinies is Ituzaing? in front of the Yacyret? dam. And the lagoons offers calm beaches, near old towns that seem stopped in time.

In Corrientes there are remarkable artisan who make mates (recipient to drink the yerba mate) and bombillas (pipes) of excellent quality, that can be used to enjoy Mate with friends or like refined objects of decoration.
An Encounter With Our Own History

The rich correntinian history is reflected in the corners of its older towns, where it is possible to appreciate vestiges of the guaran? culture, to discover print of books of the jesu?tics missions and to drill in the past of the fights for the independence, finding our own history. You can cross the hole Jesuitic route by the Uruguay river or just visit Yapey?, where General San Mart?n was born, where his native house is conserved and where the Sanmartinian Museum is.
With Chamam? rhythm

The Chamam? is the music that identifies the correntinian people and the litoral region. Its more well known song, Kilometro 11, is a true hymn of Corrientes. In Mburucuy? is the Chamam? Museum.
Myths and Legends

The province of Corrientes has a rich tradition of myths and popular legends that has been transmitted from generation to generation until our days. Many of them. Lie the Pombero have its origin with the guaranies. It?s described as a small, thin and hairy man, who wear an enormous straw hat. Crosses the forests, after the 12 of the noon, with a stickon his hand to take care of birds. He is also known as the birds protector.
All year is Carnival

The city of Corrientes is the National capital of the carnival, a place gained by the magnificence of its samba schools, the luxury of its suits, the beauty of its women and the rhythm of music. Most of its cities and towns have their own carnival with their peculiarities and particularitities. the Corrientes Capital?s carnival is the most important, standing out the craft carnival of Monte Caseros.
The Yacyret? Dam

Yaciret? is one of the most important hydroelectric dams of the world and its installations are opened for visitors. The great lake of Yaciret?, formed by almost 70 km of dam, allows the sport practice, creating a very important tourist pole in the region. The place offers the incredible natural beauty of the Paran? river and its numerous islands, where can be observed an enormous diversity of flora and native fauna.
Corrientes offers an ample variety of attractions, all the year round, that makes it a naturally amused province. Fishing, beaches, adventure, ranches, history, religion, mate, chamam? and carnival, everything with the affection and cordiality that only the correntinian people can offer.
Accede to the province by: National routes 12 and 14, as much from the north as from the south of the mesopotamic region. Through the interprovincial bridge "General Manuel Belgrano" from the Chaco. And through the International bridges: "Paso de los Libres -Uruguayana" (President A. P. Justo International bridge). And "Santo Tome - Sao Borjas? from Brasil. Also two daily regular flights to the airports of Corrientes and Resistencia (Chaco 25 km far away), connects the province with the rest of the country. The federal capital is 900km away, the waterfalls of Iguazu are 650km away, and the borders with Brazil and Uruguay 450km away.

The Esteros and lagoons of the Ibera and the ecosystems that compose it, represent one of the richer biological areas of our country, an ideal place to observe the nature and to enjoy the life outdoors. With a 1.400.000 hectares extension, the Esteros of the Ibera, is the second biggest damp zone of sudamerica and one of the main fresh water reserves of the world. In the Iber? reserve, enormous diversity of species, animals and vegetables can be seen, alligator, capibara, monkeys and swamp deers. The Colonia Carlos Pellegrini, is the base for those who want to live an unique experience in contact with the nature.
Ranches with Tradition
The ranches of Corrientes opened their doors to share the daily life, jobs and works of the countryside, offering the traditional warm correntinian hospitality, comfortable lodgings, delicious traditional meals and all kind of activities. The cavalcades stand out, strolls in sulky and the sight of numerous birds species. Many of the correntinian ranches are located on the margins of the rivers that enrich their landscapes, offering incomparable surroundings for fishing.

Fresh water and white sand beaches

Corrientes, with more than 750 km of coast, offers an ample variety of beaches of white sands and clear waters, where the young people and families enjoy the summer.

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